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The Conversation: US China Trade After COVID-19

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Coronavirus effect on US China trade; Distance learning a bane for Hawaiian immersion schools; Care homes wary of inspections amid coronavirus; Legal rights during the pandemic; Risks of coronavirus to cats and dogs

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Christopher McNally

Coronavirus effect on US China trade

Chris McNally is a US-China relations expert and political economy professor at Chaminade University and an adjunct senior fellow at the East-West Center. He has been closely tracking the developments as COVID-19 became a global pandemic.

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Chris McNally, political economy professor, Chaminade University and adjunct senior fellow, East-West Center

Distance learning a bane for Hawaiian immersion schools

The COVID-19 pandemic has kept Hawaii's schools closed for more than a month and families are beginnning to feel the impact. For students enrolled in Hawaiian immersion programs, school is often the only place where kids are able to practice the language. HPR Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi tells us how Hawaiian language immersion schools are adjusting to distance learning.

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HPR Reporter Kuuwehi Hiraishi

Care homes wary of inpsections amid coronavirus

Caretakers of Hawaii's elderly say state inspectors are putting their patients at risk when they visit - particularly if they keep their shoes on. Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair tells us how some care homes want random inspections curtailed or halted during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to read the story at CivilBeat.org.

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Civil Beat Politics & Opinion Editor Chad Blair

Legal rights during the pandemic

Where to turn to when the laws seem to change daily and legal recourse is unclear? According to Tatjana Johnson, Hawaii Immigrant Justic Center Managing Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, our rights are out there. We just need to know how to access them. Click here for Legal Aid Society of Hawaii's list of legal help and resources.

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Tatjana Johnson, Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
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Risks of coronavirus to cats and dogs

A pet dog tested positive for COVID-19 and two pet cats in New York City also had the virus. Aleisha Swartz, president of the Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association (HVMA), tells us about the risk of the coronavirus to our pets. Click here for more information on HVMA.

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Aleisha Swartz, President, Hawaii Veterinary Medical Association and Chief of Service Shelter Medicine program at University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medicine

Catherine Cruz is the Host of The Conversation and a member of HPR’s news team. She has been a television reporter in Hawai‘i since 1983 and has won a number of awards and respect from a statewide audience. She spent more than thirty years at KITV, covering beats from government to education and health. Originally from Guam, Cruz is also a co-founder and former Board member and programming chair of Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC). Catherine is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
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